Behind Grand Canyon's stunning landscape there are stories of people who lived off the land, explored, mined, and exploited it, raised a family and business, and fought to protect it for future generations.
Visiting the Parks
An adventure to the geologic past will be the focus of the third Wilderness Hike of the summer this weekend at the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Wondering how to enjoy a day at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park? For the next couple of months the park will be marking the tenth anniversary of the Kahuku Unit by offering free programs to introduce visitors to the park's southernmost section.
Driving Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is not for those who suffer vertigo. No guardrails will stop your vehicle if you edge off the pavement, and the flanks of the mountains drop away quickly, and steeply.
Traveling the Natchez Trace Parkway through the South later this month? Consider stopping at the Williamson County Courthouse in Franklin, Tennessee, for some bluegrass.
At 10,000 feet and above, wildflowers bloom a wee bit later than, for instance, at sea level. That's why Cedar Breaks National Monument's 8th Annual Wildflower Festival is just beginning this Saturday.
Glacier National Park’s free optional shuttle system that provides shuttle services along the Going-to-the-Sun Road will begin operations July 1 and run through Labor Day.
Grand Teton National Park, known for craggy peaks, wildlife, and adventure sports, also ranks among the country’s top spots for Native American art and artifacts. When Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott first arrived in 2004, she was amazed to discover the incredible David T. Vernon Collection, one of the most diverse Indian art collections in the world.
After a relocation and rigorous restoration, the historic Haynes Photo Shop reopens to the public in Yellowstone National Park this weekend, with the grand opening running through next week, too.
A full calendar of events is on tap in July at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Ohio, where special events range from a naturalization ceremony to a Civil War encampment.